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Posted: 21 November 2017 at 11:33am | IP Logged Quote Abram

I have been toying with the idea of replacing the sights on both my XD and XDS with night sights. I have been specifically looking at the Ameriglo CAP sight and standard 3 dot, does anyone have these on their pistol and if so how do like them? I am also thinking of doing the work myself but have heard that the sights on these pistols can be a PITA to do, if anyone has replaced their own I would like to hear your experience.

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Posted: 21 November 2017 at 3:04pm | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

I would imagine that one would need a mechanical sight adjusting tool in order to move the sights in their dovetail.

I have never owned an XD but I did attempt to drift the front sight on one for my friend. I completely ruined a brass punch attempting to move the sight. I eventually had to take it to a gunsmith who had a sight drifting tool that involved heavy clamp and very heavy duty threads on the drifting adjustment.

Apparently the sights themselves are installed while the sights are right out of a freezer and while the slide itself is extremely hot. Once they are set and the slide cools down, the fit is extremely tight and it takes a whole lot of pressure to make them move.

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Posted: 21 November 2017 at 8:04pm | IP Logged Quote M700

I installed tritium night sights on a few Glock pistols.

No problem with the sight-adjustment tool, which was a big screw-type setup.

That's the way to do it - so if you don't have the tool, just take it to a gunsmith and pay him the small fee for sight installation. Easy, and if he's good, they'll be nicely centered.

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Posted: 27 November 2017 at 11:46am | IP Logged Quote Abram

I just spoke with a local GS and he told me would install them for 20.00/gun, not a bad price if you ask me. I may just let him do them as I am not feeling too confident for the task
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For $20 I wouldn't even look back.   I don't mind doing some things
but if I don't have the proper tools I'll pay someone.

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Posted: 29 November 2017 at 6:47am | IP Logged Quote Abram

That is what I was thinking Joed, I can't buy a good sight pusher for 40.00 so I will more than likely take it to him. I have seen some of his work so I am confident he can do a quality job.
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